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Dropping an A-Level

I do bio chem and french, and im in year 13. Im really strruggling with french, and probably wont do well. would I be able to drop french now and just take another a-level in a gap year?
I won't lie, that's not a great idea, as you will have to pay loads to learn and take the exam for a brand new a-level. i'd say you should stick with french, then if you do badly then take a new a-level in your gap year. have you spoken to your school ab this?
Original post by _mangosmoothie_
I do bio chem and french, and im in year 13. Im really strruggling with french, and probably wont do well. would I be able to drop french now and just take another a-level in a gap year?

you should probably talk to your college if you are thinking of dropping an a level
Original post by sandiaduzzi
I won't lie, that's not a great idea, as you will have to pay loads to learn and take the exam for a brand new a-level. i'd say you should stick with french, then if you do badly then take a new a-level in your gap year. have you spoken to your school ab this?

no, bc they probably wont let me drop it
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This is possible, but as above you may need to self-fund it!

However, some colleges (like mine) allowed people to drop a subject and pick a new one up as an AS subject in Y3, though they couldn't fund you doing the Y2 of the A Level. If you seriously want to drop French, it's worth discussing this as an option with your college, as if you are under 18 you are required to be in full-time education and only 2 A Levels is considered part-time I believe - and it also means you get help in at least the beginning of your new subject choice!
I know someone who dropped an a level a few months ago in year 13 to go down to 2 so it is possible to drop but you need to discuss it with your college

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